Japanese games giant, Bandai Namco is to buy out its partners in Anime Consortium Japan. ACN's main business is licensing and streaming Japanese animation abroad via its Daisuki website Bandai Namco…
TOKYO — Invited to speak in Tokyo as part of the 'Cool Japan' cultural promotion drive, animator John Lasseter delivered a heart-felt and deeply personal tribute to Japan, Japanese film culture, and…
HONG KONG – Toei Co., the second biggest Japanese movie conglomerate, has debuted a paid-for Internet channel targeted at U.S. viewers. The ToeiJapan Channel will carry a mix of the company's…
TOKYO — Two major Japanese banks, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, are expected to underwrite a government-backed fund to support exports of cultural products, including cartoons, films, music, food…
Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas and Jocelyn Deboer are bringing life to Tommy Wirkola's zombie actioner "Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead."
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British theater director Thea Sharrock will direct drama-comedy "Legacy" from Gregg Hurwitz script for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Double Nickel Entertainment.
Those attracted to rock royalty showed up in droves June 14 at the Sunset Marquis' Morrison Hotel gallery for the private launch party of Julian Lennon's "Everything Changes," his sixth studio album…
ANNECY — Japanese anime studio Tezuka is in early conversations to create local versions around the world of its most famous property, and indeed one of the foundations of Japan's distinctive anime…
There's nothing like a nasty real estate battle to enflame racial hostilities. Kirsten Greenidge puts the match to one such bonfire in "Luck of the Irish," a play that observes a family of…
Warner Bros. has tapped "Apollo 18" scribe Brian Miller to take a crack at "Rome, Sweet Rome," a high-concept time travel story that originated from the website Reddit.com.
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